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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born I. T.)

Guy V. Henry​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Guy Vernor Henry: Born Mar. 9, 1839, Fort Smith, AR.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, on the staff of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Dec., 1861; in command of Company at  p797 Key West, Fla., Dec., 1861, to May, 1862; in command of Battery at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S. C., May, 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Action of Pocotaligo, S. C., Oct. 22, 1862, — and General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hunter's

(Bvt. Captain, Oct. 22, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action near Pocotaligo River, S. C.)

Advance on Charleston, S. C. (commanding Battalion), Apr., 1863; in Operations against Charleston, S. C. (commanding Battery), July to Nov., 1863, being engaged in the Descent upon Morris Island, July 10, — Bombardment of Ft. Sumter, Aug. 17‑23, — Siege of Ft. Wagner, July 10 to Sep. 7, 1863, — and as Acting Chief of Artillery, Department of the South, June, 1863; in command of Regiment at Folly Island, S. C., Nov., 1863, to Jan., 1864; in command of Light Brigade

(Colonel, 40th Massachusetts Volunteers, Nov. 9, 1863)

in Expedition to Florida, Feb. 4 to Apr. 24, 1863, being engaged in the Action of Camp Finnegan, Feb. 8, 1864, — Battle of Olustee, Feb. 20,

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 20, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Olustee, Fla.)

1864, — and Skirmishes at Gainesville, Baldwin, Starke, Lake City, and Cedar Creek, Feb. to Apr., 1864, — in command of Brigade, 18th Corps (Army of the James), May, 1864, to Jan., 1865, — in Operations before Richmond, Va., being engaged at Bermuda Hundred, May 6‑29, 1864, participating in the Attack at Drury's Bluff, May 12‑16, 1864, — Battles of Cold Harbor, June 1‑3, 1864, — Siege of Petersburg, June to Sep., 1864, including the Mine Assault, June 30, 1864, — and in front of Ft. Harrison, Sep., 1864, to Feb., 1865; on leave of absence, Feb. to Apr.,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 29, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in front of Petersburg, Va.)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 28, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign before Petersburg, Va.)

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

1865; in command of Sub‑District of the Plains, Military Division of the Missouri, Apr. to July, 1865; awaiting orders, Aug. to Oct. 17, 1865;

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 16, 1865)

in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 17 to Nov. 6, 1865; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Parke, commanding Southern District of New York, Nov. 6, 1865, to Jan. 27, 1866.

Captain, 1st Artillery, Dec. 1, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Knox, Me., Feb.‑Mar., 1866, — Ft. Preble, Me., Mar.‑Apr., 1866, — Calais, Me., Apr. to June, 1866, — and Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., June, 1866, to Apr., 1867; on leave of absence, Apr. 4, 1867, to June 28, 1867; in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Dec. 18, 1867, — Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to May, 1869, being Member of an Artillery Board at Ft. Delaware, Nov., 1868, — Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Dec., 1870, except while engaged in quelling

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, Dec. 15, 1870)

Fenian Disturbances on the Canada Frontier, — and Angel Island, Cal., Feb.‑Mar., 1871; on frontier duty at Camp McDowell, Ara., to Dec., 1871, except while Scouting against Apache Indians, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to May, 1873, except while Scouting and purchasing horses, — Camp on Laramie River, Wy. (in command), and Scouting, May to Nov., 1873, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Jan., 1874; as Member of Board at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to fix Cavalry Equipments and Supplies,  p798 Jan.‑Feb., 1874; on sick leave of absence, Feb. to May, 1874; on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Nov., 1874, — and Camp Robinson, Neb., Nov. 12, 1874, to May 3, 1875, except while in command of an Expedition to the Black Hills, Dec. 26, 1875, to Jan. 11, 1876; on sick leave of absence, to Apr. 19, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Apr.‑May, 1876, — Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, May 18 to June 17, 1876, where he was severely wounded through the face, losing use of left eye in the Battle of Rose Bud Creek, Mon., June 17, 1876, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., recovering from wound, July to Oct., 1876; in command of Benicia Barracks, Cal., Nov. 14, 1876, to June 3, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Aug. 29, 1877, — Camp Robinson, Neb., and Scouting, Sep. 2 to Oct. 30, 1877, being engaged in command of battalion in the capture of Crazy-Horse Village, — and Ft. Sanders, Wy., Nov. 14, 1877, to May 10, 1878; on detached service, to Aug., 1878; and on sick leave of absence, Aug. 26, 1878, to Oct. 4, 1879; commanding battalion on Ute Expedition, to Nov. 29, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., to May 14, 1880; on sick leave of absence, to May 13, 1881; on special duty at Salt Lake City, Utah, May 13 to Aug. 1, 1881; in command of Ft. Stanton, N. M., to Sep. 2,

(Major, 9th Cavalry, June 26, 1881)

1881, — of battalion in the field, to Nov. 18, 1881, — and of Ft. Sill, I. T., to Feb. 18, 1884; as Member of Board at Washington, D. C., on Improvements in Cavalry Equipments, to Aug. 4, 1884; as Inspector of Rifle Practice, Department of the Missouri, Oct. 9, 1884, to Apr. 21, 1885, and of the Department of the Platte, Apr. 24, 1885, to Aug. 19, 1889; in command of Ft. McKinney, Wy., Sep. 26, 1889, to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "Military Records of Civilian Appointments, U. S. Army."

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

for noteworthy and conspicuous gallantry while Colonel 40th Massachusetts Volunteers, leading the assaults of his brigade upon the enemy's works at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864, where he had two horses shot under him — one while in the act of leaping over the breastworks of the enemy.

— Commanded Fort McKinney, Wyo., 1890. — Served in Pine Ridge Sioux campaign during the winter of 1890‑91.

(Brevet Brig.‑General, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant and meritorious services in action against Indians on Rosebud Creek, Mont., June 17, 1876, where he was severely wounded)

 p127  — Commended in G. O. War Department for gallantry and distinguished services during Pine Ridge campaign, and for action at Drexel Mission, S. D. — Commanded Fort Robinson, Neb., 1891. — Commanded Fort Myer, Va., to Sept., 1894.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892)

(Transferred to 5th Cavalry, Sept. 22, 1894)

— Inspector of the State Camp, N. Y., Aug., 1895. — Served at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Sept., 1894‑95. — Commanded Jefferson Barracks, 1895 to June, 1896.

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, Oct. 15, 1895)

— Commanded Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., June, 1896 to Oct., 1897.

(Colonel of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, June 1, 1897)

— Commanded Fort Assiniboine, Mont., Oct. 18, 1897, to April 14, 1898. — Served at Chickamauga Park, Ga., April 20, 1898 to May 16, 1898.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, May 4, 1898)

— Served at Chickamauga, April 20 to May 16, 1898, — at Tampa, May 19, 1898 to June 26, 1898, commanding Brigade and Division. — Served in Cuba during Santiago campaign, July 12 to 22, 1898. — Porto Rican campaign, July 22 to Sept., 1898. — Commanded District of Ponce, P. R., Sept., 1898 to Dec., 4, 1898. — Commanded Department of Porto Rico, Dec. 4, 1898 to ––––

(Brig.‑General U. S. Army, Oct. 11, 1898)

(Maj.‑General U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 7, 1898)

Died Oct. 27, 1899, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 61.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William S. Henry, 3d Infantry.

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